The Urban Turkey-Raising Diaries

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From May to November, my friends and I raised a couple of heritage turkeys, Stripes and Tires, in a backyard in Berkeley, California. This is a diary about what it’s like to care for (and become attached to) animals that you know you’re going to eat. Apologies for the slow load time; shouldn’t take more than a few seconds.

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